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Definitions of "sheer"

  • To swerve or cause to swerve from a course. verb-transitive
  • A swerving or deviating course. noun
  • Nautical The upward curve or amount of upward curve of the longitudinal lines of a ship's hull as viewed from the side. noun
  • Nautical The position in which a ship at anchor is maintained in order to keep it clear of the anchor. noun
  • Thin, fine, and transparent: sheer curtains; sheer chiffon. See Synonyms at airy. adjective
  • Completely such, without qualification or exception: sheer stupidity; sheer happiness. adjective
  • Free from admixture or adulterants; unmixed: sheer alcohol. See Synonyms at pure. adjective
  • Considered or operating apart from anything else: got the job through sheer persistence. adjective
  • Almost perpendicular; steep: sheer rock cliffs. See Synonyms at steep1. adjective
  • Almost perpendicularly. adverb
  • Completely; altogether. adverb
  • Very thin or transparent. adjective
  • Pure; unmixed; being only what it seems to be. adjective
  • Very steep; almost vertical or perpendicular. adjective
  • Used to emphasize the amount or degree of something. adjective
  • clean; quite; at once. adverb
  • The curve of the main deck or gunwale from bow to stern. noun
  • An abrupt swerve from the course of a ship. noun
  • To swerve from a course. verb

The word "sheer" in example sentences

Callie walked slowly in a direct line to her mother, her hands on her hips, her expression sheer disappointment.. [A Different Light]

Ambinder also mentioned what he described as sheer coincidence, that he himself got married in the District last weekend to his longtime partner, a business consultant.. [The journalist who revealed Ken Mehlman's secret]

Now that's what I call sheer perfection : Thanks for the recipe, Nandita!. [Savoury multigrain yeast pancakes]

We don't have a lot of what we call sheer in the atmosphere, either.. [CNN Transcript Apr 21, 2007]

There you can see what we call a sheer marker where that little spin is.. [CNN Transcript Sep 15, 2004]

The Messenger Bag Director's Chair is what you call sheer portability, if not innovation.. [Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now]

On the one hand, Mr. Wood wrote, it allowed the writer to “revel in sheer storytelling,” and on the other to “undermine, ironically, the very ‘truths’ and simplicities his apparently unsophisticated narrators traded in.”. [RIP: José Saramago]

Later, after they had picked up their children at nursery school and taken them home to nap, two of the women cried, in sheer relief, just to know they were not alone.. [Letting Go of My Father]

Being pushed up against the stage by a mass of huge, fist-pumping 45-year-old man-metalheads bellowing in sheer joy at the mindblowing amazement that is Gigi Gleason (pictured) was, like, life-altering.. [Archive 2010-03-01]

Bella's tragic expression vanished, and she laughed outright in sheer genuineness of mirthful recollection.. [ON THE MAKALOA MAT]

For 90 years, until it was surpassed by the .700, the .600 was numero uno in sheer brute power.. [Uncategorized Blog Posts]

John Galliano indulged his sailor fetish in sheer ruffles and dresses with bold colors that were made out of strands of silk and fabric.. [Alex Geana: Ghosts in the Machine (PHOTOS)]

Most of us ignored it, after a glance to the clear blue sky, but I remember these two little kids, about seven, who crying in sheer terror ran helter skelter for home, sure that the bombs were about to drop.. [Terror of the Air: Cold War Memories « Colleen Anderson]

I think the end is a bit rushed and muddled, and I think Doc could have protagged a bit more (he does an awful lot of go-and-dying, and I would like him to have more agency), but it makes up for it in sheer WTF and gorgeousness.. [live through this and you won't look back]

Granted, the rapid, massive Nazi advance into France -- largely bypassing the Maginot Line -- caught everyone by surprise, including the British, and resulted in sheer political, military and diplomatic chaos and in mass hysteria in France.. [Dorian de Wind: France: Impressions of a Passer-By]

As the title suggests, both SCDP and their characters are left down on their "hand (significantly singular) and knees," in sheer desperation.. [Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Help!]

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